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Rick Shabi
We are at “home” with God when we find and do what is well-pleasing to Him (Ephesians 5:10).
You learn something new and enlightening in just about everything you do. Last week, my wife and I officially moved to Cincinnati (actually to Milford, Ohio, where the home office is located). While it was a time-consuming and somewhat...
United News
United News
The apostle Paul encouraged the Thessalonian congregation to pray for him as he carried out Jesus Christ’s great commission to spread the gospel (Matthew 24:14; 28:19-20). “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have...
Paul clearly recognized the vital importance of this mission. He told the Corinthian brethren, “For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel (1...
United News
United News
Contact Sarah Howard to obtain a Feast of Tabernacles sermon MP3 CD
Sarah Howard needs the names, addresses and PINs of those people needing a Feast sermon MP3 CD for the Feast of Tabernacles by August 8. Please send your requests to sarah_howard@ucg.org. You can obtain the PINs from your church listings....
United News
United News
Feast of Tabernacles
The 2022 Festival Youth Instruction lesson plans are now available for the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles.
These lesson plans may help youth instructors at the Feast. You can click on "Downloads" on the right-hand side of this page to download the PDFs. We have provided two separate lessons to be used on the usual two youth instruction...
United News
Lewis VanAusdle
It was really beautiful to see the fruits of LifeNets and Good Works, and the prayers and donations of the brethren from various parts of the world come together to help bring God’s blessings to those brethren in need.
In April of this year I had the opportunity to visit the village of Chemba in the region of Gokwe, Zimbabwe. We have a congregation of brethren who live and congregate in this village. The drive to the village from the nearest city is an...
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Peter Eddington
The United Church of God adds a 14th episode to the Jelly short film series with, "Jelly and the Good Book Report."
  [July 21, 2022] Watch Jelly’s newest short film, "Jelly and the Good Book Report." Jelly gives a report to his class about his favorite book. What book is it? Join Jelly and his friends as they learn about the most important...
United News
Rick Shabi
The recent photos taken by the James Webb Space Telescope reveals an spectacular myriad of galaxies that makes one wonder about the future God has called you to.
Earlier this week NASA released amazing pictures of our universe taken from the new $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope. The images reveal an incredibly beautiful universe with a myriad of galaxies. In case you haven’t seen them,...
United News
Come for an exciting weekend of fun and fellowship!
All young adults (married and single) aged 18-35 are invited to Columbus, Ohio on Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, 2022. Activities will be held at the Columbus congregation’s building and include a Bible study Friday evening, Sabbath...
United News
Johnnie Lambert
Estonia has again revised its travel restrictions.
Estonia has again revised its travel restrictions.  No proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is needed to enter the country as of July 1, 2022. The Netherlands still requires vaccinations, but as a transit passenger, the...
United News
Mark Welch
In this personal from MMS, Mark Welch provides an update on Camp Pinecrest.
Dear ministers and members, There has been a lot that has happened in the last few weeks since I last wrote a column here. We have had some very encouraging meetings with pastors and others. But there has been sadness and some obstacles...
United News
Darris McNeely
Travel to the places where the scenes of Scripture occurred adds new dimensions of understanding the Bible and its application for today.
As you read the Bible, have you ever desired to visit the locations where Paul traveled or Christ taught? Travel to the places where the scenes of Scripture occurred adds new dimensions of understanding the Bible and its application for...
United News
Steve Myers
The children’s choir selections for the Feast of Tabernacles are now available for download
The children’s choir selections for the Feast of Tabernacles are now available for download on the Feast website at: ucg.org/members/feast/childrens-choir-music. Guidelines for the children’s choir are posted there, as well as vocal and...
United News
Doug Wendt
Feast of Tabernacles
Golfers from experienced to beginners are invited to participate in the Jekyll Island Feast Scramble Golf Tournament!
On Wednesday, October 12th, golfers (from experienced to beginners) are invited to participate in the Jekyll Island Feast Scramble Golf Tournament. We’ll play on one of the premier courses on Jekyll Island. We’d like to have twenty (20) or...
United News
Rick Shabi
In this personal message, Rick Shabi considers the significance of how we use our time and how “knowing the times” is important in our walk with God.
Today is June 30, the last day of the month on the calendar that man has devised to mark time. It is a significant physical date in the United Church of God. By comparison, today is the first day of the fourth month by God’s...
United News
Rick Shabi
In this personal message, Rick Shabi reflects on the condition and uncertainty of the world and the need to remain focused on the return of Jesus Christ.
We live in a time of transition. In whatever nation we live, we see change and uncertainty, and all that change that is “in the air” is not necessarily for the betterment of the world. It is perhaps in America where we sense this...
United News
Mark Welch
In this personal from MMS, Mark Welch writes about participating at the preteen camp in Colorado.
68 campers and staff members greatly enjoyed God’s blessings of gorgeous weather, good health, fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery this past Sunday through Wednesday at preteen Camp Colorado! 12 different men and women gave short...
United News
Mark Welch
In this personal from MMS, Mark Welch writes about a recent trip visiting congregations in North Dakota, wilderness canoe trip with ministers and plans to visit brethren in Colorado and Washington.
Our new ministerial trainee, Marcus Lucas, and I returned to Cincinnati on Monday of this week after a very profitable and productive trip to Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota, for the Sabbath and Pentecost, June 4 and 5. We had ample...
Good Works
Lena VanAusdle
Good Works
The economic situation in Sri Lanka has deteriorated significantly
After three years of economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in Sri Lanka has become extremely volatile; with a predicted total collapse of the food supply. This looming disaster is on top of a shortage of LP fuel...
United News
Chris Rowland
Interested in working for the United Church of God? This page contains current employment opportunities, and will be updated as new jobs become available.
Jobs will be removed when they are officially filled, so feel free to apply to any opportunity you see listed on this page!  Systems Administrator/Programmer The United Church of God has announced a position opening for...
United News
Len Martin
Chairman Letter
In this personal from CoE Chairman, Len Martin writes about the upcoming Day of Pentecost and the need to renew a steadfast conviction to hold fast to what we know are the eternal truths of God.
In just a few days, we will gather together to observe the Feast of Pentecost. This Holy Day is known by many names and among the Jewish people it is known as the Festival of Weeks (Exodus 34:22; Deuteronomy 16:10), the Feast of Harvest (...